McMinnville resident and Warren County native Robert “Bob” Molloy, 91, was born Jan. 3, 1927 and died July 14 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville following an extended illness.
A retired electronics instructor with Vo-Tech, a United States Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of Christ Community Church, he was the son of the late James Logan and Elfleda Lowry Molloy. He was married March 3, 1945 to Dorothy Lee Hall Molloy, who preceded him in death Dec. 2, 2016. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by 11 siblings.
He is survived by three children and their spouses, Gary and Peggy Molloy of McMinnville, Sherry and Donald Vinson of McMinnville, and Patrick Molloy of Nashville; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Molloy was an avid craftsman. He was a woodworker on everything from boats to furniture. He built a canoe that won a national first prize in a competition. He built a full-size airplane that he flew regularly. The plane attracted national attention for workmanship. He was a founding member of the McMinnville Flying Club and the local Rescue Squad. For the last several years, he was active in the local Public Safety Unit.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 21, at 2 p.m. in High’s Chapel with Paul Roberts officiating. Military rites will be administered by the VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173 at High’s. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until the time of service Saturday at High’s. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Nashville Rescue Mission or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be made to www.highfuneralhome.com.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 18, 2018